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Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
Rode up through the clouds. Epic


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Great pictures mate, it’s partly what it’s about being out there seeing those views isn’t it.

Not got out much this year due to knee problems, I don’t want to aggravate it and have time off work. Priorities and all that :(
 

Tiff

Matchday Squad
New rules in two days , cyclist can do what they want apart from hit pedestrians.


Where does everyone ride in relation to the kerb ?
I usually sit a good meter from the kerb, make myslef as visible as possible

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Dirk Furtull

John Robertson
Same here, keep a good distance away from the kerb or the car idiots will squash you into it given half a chance. I'm not sure these new rules for cyclists and pedestrians are going to have the positive affect intended. Could be about to get a whole lot more dangerous out there.

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Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
New rules in two days , cyclist can do what they want apart from hit pedestrians.


Where does everyone ride in relation to the kerb ?
I usually sit a good meter from the kerb, make myslef as visible as possible

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In ten-years time the civil war will be traced back to this point.
 
People moaning about being hit from behind if they have to stop turning into a junction are just fucking cretins who shouldn't be on the road. You should be looking at the junction and judging how to safely enter the next road and if you're driving and someone in front of you indicates to turn surely you slow down until they've completed the manoeuvre
 
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TBF I think having a hierarchy of road users is a good thing, the people that can cause the most damage should be those who take more care. I'd go further and increase the tariff's on people found guilty of reckless driving, there's too many whose actions have resulted in death and barely got a slap on the wrist. Driving is not a right, it is a privilege that more people should take more responsibility for.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
As a regular cyclist and driver, the new rules make perfect sense to me and have only really enshrined common-sense practices. The middle-of-the-lane rule is the one getting most gammons raging when, in reality, it is a rule I have followed for years; if I'm in slow traffic or approaching lights, damn right I'm going to prevent you fuckers forcing me to the kerb at a very vulnerable spot where a significant majority of accidents happen. .
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
As a regular cyclist and driver, the new rules make perfect sense to me and have only really enshrined common-sense practices. The middle-of-the-lane rule is the one getting most gammons raging when, in reality, it is a rule I have followed for years; if I'm in slow traffic or approaching lights, damn right I'm going to prevent you fuckers forcing me to the kerb at a very vulnerable spot where a significant majority of accidents happen. .

I am maybe out of the loop as regarding the Highway Code in the U.K., but these measures make perfect sense to me, and are broadly similar to what is currently the law here in Germany (where, as a frequent cyclist myself, I feel considerably safer than previously in the U.K.)
 
As a regular cyclist and driver, the new rules make perfect sense to me and have only really enshrined common-sense practices. The middle-of-the-lane rule is the one getting most gammons raging when, in reality, it is a rule I have followed for years; if I'm in slow traffic or approaching lights, damn right I'm going to prevent you fuckers forcing me to the kerb at a very vulnerable spot where a significant majority of accidents happen. .
I've not cycled for years but I completely agree. I ride my motorbike so twats can't overtake so fair dos to cyclists. I've seen to many near misses where car drivers just can't wait for a couple of minutes. Same with horses.
Also, making the roads safer for cyclists should mean they stay off the pavement too.
 

gamble

Stuart Pearce
As a regular cyclist and driver, the new rules make perfect sense to me and have only really enshrined common-sense practices. The middle-of-the-lane rule is the one getting most gammons raging when, in reality, it is a rule I have followed for years; if I'm in slow traffic or approaching lights, damn right I'm going to prevent you fuckers forcing me to the kerb at a very vulnerable spot where a significant majority of accidents happen. .
The pedestrian having right of way crossing a road when a car is turning makes no sense. Cars have indicators to show when they are going to turn people don't. I can forsee allot of people just walking into the road and getting hit.

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Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
The pedestrian having right of way crossing a road when a car is turning makes no sense. Cars have indicators to show when they are going to turn people don't. I can forsee allot of people just walking into the road and getting hit.

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If you're walking in the direction of traffic you could have had your blinkers on for a week and I'm not seeing you until I pause at the crossing. Throw the number of drivers that don't indicate or leave it until the last second into the mix and you have a right old gammon stew.

And, the amount of times I've seen an old dear crossing at a junction only for the driver turning to slam anchors and beep their horns loudly while shouting obscenities such as 'you stupid old whore'. Usually while on a ragga tip too.
 
The pedestrian having right of way crossing a road when a car is turning makes no sense. Cars have indicators to show when they are going to turn people don't. I can forsee allot of people just walking into the road and getting hit.

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They already do if already crossing, so people should be looking for them anyway.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Another thing that gets me is the left turn lights with cyclist on the inside going straight ahead and driver wanting to turn left. The cyclist has right of way but it seems not all drivers agree, as evidenced by a death about a month ago in Oxford where a truck driver turned left to crush a young woman. He must have seen her, and if he didn't he should have. No excuses whatsoever.

I had similar on Saturday. Driver had been hanging on my shoulder to overtake (all revs and bass) and finally got his chance only to turn sharply into the left turn just ahead almost knocking me into next week. What a ****.
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
Another thing that gets me is the left turn lights with cyclist on the inside going straight ahead and driver wanting to turn left. The cyclist has right of way but it seems not all drivers agree, as evidenced by a death about a month ago in Oxford where a truck driver turned left to crush a young woman. He must have seen her, and if he didn't he should have. No excuses whatsoever.

I had similar on Saturday. Driver had been hanging on my shoulder to overtake (all revs and bass) and finally got his chance only to turn sharply into the left turn just ahead almost knocking me into next week. What a ****.

I’ve had that, I started to sit in the centre of the lane at lights afterwards to suggest I am going straight ahead. But that pisses drivers off because I can’t do 0 to 30mph in three seconds across a junction.

You can’t win mate and never will, whatever cyclists do we will annoy someone.

I had an argument with a guy the other week complaining about cyclists not “hugging the kerb”, where can you do that these days with millions of parked cars? He then went on to say there’s loads of cycle lanes near us, there’s none. He meant bridleway shared paths. They just don’t get it or want to even begin to understand.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Bit hairy out there today in Oxfordshire this morning with winds still whipping around on the tail of yesterday/s storm. We seem to have been hit pretty hard with damage to trees and properties on almost every road.

On that, I left the house yesterday to post something and felt pretty fortunate seeing the damage to neighbours gardens. One had a tree down not 20 yards from the house. Walked back and noted our side fence was buckled by a rotted post. Went into action and started pulling the tools together but decided on a cup of tea before cracking-on. Stood at the back door planning the works when, CRACK!! The weak one went taking another five posts and panels with it. Fuming, as the ones that went run along the edge of our fish pond, making works very tricky indeed. Managed to secure the lot but looking at £3-4k fix.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Just read a post of mine from a couple of weeks back regards a woman cyclist being hit by a truck. Fuck me if we didn't haver another one about a week later. Different spot but exactly the same circumstances; woman cycling along to be hit and killed by a truck turning left.
 
Just read a post of mine from a couple of weeks back regards a woman cyclist being hit by a truck. Fuck me if we didn't haver another one about a week later. Different spot but exactly the same circumstances; woman cycling along to be hit and killed by a truck turning left.
The new hierarchy is supposed to stop that.

I might be old school but regardless if I'm allowed or it's my right of way, I would never pass a truck on the left on pushbike.
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Even with the alarms and sensors cyclists still do it.... the sensors are shit as they pick up street furniture all the time
 

alabamared

Stuart Pearce
This is a dashcam video I took last year on Wollaton Road just watch for the cyclist who first appears on the left and then on the right hand side. Please ignore the date stamp on the video as I have never bothered to set the date and time up on my dashcam.
The music on the CD player is Rick Wakeman 'The Red Planet' and the swearing you hear is all me.

 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
This is a dashcam video I took last year on Wollaton Road just watch for the cyclist who first appears on the left and then on the right hand side. Please ignore the date stamp on the video as I have never bothered to set the date and time up on my dashcam.
The music on the CD player is Rick Wakeman 'The Red Planet' and the swearing you hear is all me.


He was either busting for a shit, or is a complete fucking idiot?
 
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